My wonderful, beautiful, precious one
Your existence a blessing, my life did improve,
Countenance though eclectic, no enemy of love.
Once shy, oft-hidden, your affections a treasure,
Wisdom untried, a world alien in your view
You strode into hell, mistakes did make.
Sacrifice though oppressive, lessons to learn
Your truth must understand, love you did gain.
From your trials emerge, new strength in denial,
Refusal to admit valid love in mirror’s eye.
Tomorrow, never today, sun to rise again,
Let your heart receive blessings, love forever stay,
Accept what you’ve given, a return on your love.
Deke, my sweet Deke, let my love reach your heart,
Gather it to you, that we never again hurt,
For once in a lifetime, comes that which we need,
Love of oneself our ally for life, my beloved.